dry camp

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A dry camp is a camp where there is not a nearby source of water, often in remote areas. Dry camping requires that campers carry their own potable water and that they carefully conserve what water they have access to. Dry camping is also often associated with impermanence, as in a dry camp is not a camp in which one stays in for long periods of time, but rather moves through on the way to somewhere else.

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"Dry camp view, Spring Basin Wilderness, Crown Rock, OR, July 30, 2013" by Bureau of Land Management is licensed under CC BY.

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